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Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Feb. 17, 2012
Jun. 30, 2011
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name SEACOR HOLDINGS INC /NEW/    
Entity Central Index Key 0000859598    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   20,950,236  
Entity Public Float     $ 2,027,926,905